The Major And The Minor Bachelor Mother

  |  Book Tickets: 26/10/1942
  |  Buy to Own: 26/12/2006
  |  179 min
Rated U by the BBFC


Two films by multi-Oscar nominated director Billy Wilder. Wilder's films were known for having substance as well as mass appeal - a rare combination in heady '40s Hollywood where quantity was the only yardstick for most studios. 'The Major and the Minor' (1942) is a comedy starring the incomparable Ginger Rodgers - a young woman disillusioned with the big city, trying to get home. Lacking cash, she disguises herself as a child called Su-Su to get a child ticket. She is befriended by a kindly Major (Ray Milland) who insists on looking after the poor but deceitful waif who, in turn, falls in love with him. In 'Bachelor Mother' (1939), single saleswoman Polly Parrish (Ginger Rogers) visits an employment agency in her lunch hour after receiving a week's notice of dismissal. When she leaves the agency, Polly notices that a small baby has been left on the steps of a foundling home. She takes the child to the authorities, but ends up looking after it herself. Everyone assumes that the child is Polly's, including David Merlin (David Niven), the playboy son of the store owner. David manages to save Polly's job, only to find himself falling in love with her.

Contains very mild sex references
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